OTTAWA — Earlier this month, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office held its annual awards banquet, an opportunity to recognize the department’s outstanding law enforcement officers.

This year’s top awards were presented to:

Sergeant Brad Nelson — Deputy of the Year

Deputy Bruce Meyers — Corrections Officer of the Year

Todd Worchuck — Dispatcher of the Year

Heather Cole (Dispatcher)  — Life Saving

Dan Hoyt (Dispatcher) — Life Saving

Heather Verhoff (Corrections) — Life Saving

Timothy Kramer (Corrections) — Life Saving

Theresa Korte (Corrections) — Life Saving

In addition, Deputy Roy Sargent and Administrative Assistant Laura Huff were also recognized at their retirement for their years of service to the PCSO.